I have the opportunity to purchase
a 10+ year old Catana
431 or a virtually new Catana
42 for not a huge amount more. At first glance the newer boat seems the better deal but I have read much about the newer Catanas not being as good performance wise as the older ones, and I have read of the dramas with one particular model (the 401 I think) and some issues with after-sales service
Without wishing to ignite debate about Catana vs other brands (helm position, dagger boards
etc), can anyone compare the good and bad points of the 431 vs the 42, and also have the problems that affected the Catana brand a few years ago been rectified?